In the wild he reigns, a colossal beast,

From Skull Island, his power unleashed.

Climbing skyscrapers, a towering sight,

This mighty ape, a legendary might.

What is very similar between the ape from the riddle and gold?


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The ape from the riddle

is King Kong (Skull Island, climbing skyscrapers)

What is very common between the ape from the riddle and gold?

In English the commonality is the letters GO. Since there is the tag, we can look at other languages, and in Ainu, a language from Japan, kongane means gold. In Japanese, "gold" can be expressed by 金 with Romanized kun'yomi "kugane"/"kogane" or on'yomi "kin". It can also be expressed 黄金, Romanized "ogon", "kokin", "kugane", "kogane", all of which have several letters in common with King Kong.

  • $\begingroup$ Almost there! This has to do with Japanese. $\endgroup$ Sep 22, 2023 at 18:35
  • $\begingroup$ Alright, I'll take this answer, but the very very very similar thing is that rot13(ba'lbzv ernqvat sbe 金 vf xva, xba be tba. Vs jr gnxr xva naq xba ernqvatf gbtrgure vg fbhaqf nyzbfg yvxr Xvat Xbat) :D $\endgroup$ Sep 22, 2023 at 19:02

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